Yes. It is always important to maintain a healthy diet, but it is especially important during your pregnancy. What you choose to eat while expecting may influence both you and your baby’s current and future health. That being said, as long as you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet with plenty of protein, a vegan diet is a safe choice. What is a vegan diet? A … [Read more...] about Is a vegan diet safe during pregnancy?
The Zika virus is carried and spread by Aedes mosquitoes. The most common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes. Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. As many as 4 out of 5 people who contract Zika have no symptoms at all. The cause for concern is that the Zika infection in pregnant women has been linked to a increased rates of microcephaly, a … [Read more...] about What is the Zika virus? Can I get it?
Most women will have normal, healthy children and will not require invasive prenatal tests. However, all women have a 3 percent chance that their child will have a birth defect; this is the risk that any woman faces with a pregnancy, regardless of age. Amniocentesis is a procedure to remove a small amount of fluid from the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus. This fluid is … [Read more...] about There are risks to Amniocentesis. Do I really need one?
A: Most women will have normal, healthy babies and will not require Chronic Villus Sampling (CVS) or other invasive prenatal tests. However, all couples have a 3 percent chance of having a child with a birth defect and a physician may recommend CVS, a procedure to obtain a small amount of tissue (chorionic villi) from the developing placenta of the fetus for the purpose of … [Read more...] about What is Chorionic villus sampling? And what can I expect?
A: Some studies indicate a link to autism as well as low birth weight and premature birth. Most women and men have a limited understanding of preeclampsia and its danger to both mother and baby. Preeclampsia is one form of a high blood pressure disorder of pregnancy that typically manifests in the third trimester. High blood pressure disorders are among the most common … [Read more...] about Relationship between preeclampsia and developmental delay?